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Local teams make We The People state finals

Statement issued Wednesday:

INDIANAPOLIS – More than 700 teens and pre-teens versed in the U.S. Constitution will descend on Central Indiana in December when 12 Indiana high schools and 12 middle schools will compete in the We The People State Finals December 17-18 at Plainfield High School, 20 minutes west of downtown Indianapolis.

The following schools will compete:

High Schools District

Munster High School 1

Homestead High School, Fort Wayne 3

Northrop High School, Fort Wayne 3

Plainfield High School 4

Covenant Christian High School, Indianapolis 4

Hamilton Southeastern High School, Carmel 5

Fishers High School 5

Cathedral High School, Indianapolis 7

Lawrence Central High School, Indianapolis 7

Evansville North High School 8

F. J. Reitz High School, Evansville 8

Floyd Central High School, New Albany 9

Middle Schools District

Forest Ridge Academy, Schererville 1

Wilbur Wright Middle School, Munster 1

Carroll Middle School, Fort Wayne 3

St. Joseph School, Fort Wayne 3

St. Malachy School, Brownsburg 4

RJ Baskett Middle School, Gas City 5

Maconaquah Middle School, Bunker Hill 5

Burris Laboratory School, Muncie 6

St. Richards Episcopal School, Indianapolis 7

James E. Thompkins Middle School, Evansville 8

St. Philip School, Mount Vernon 8

Brown County Junior High School, Nashville 9

“The recently released Indiana Civic Health Index showed Indiana ranked 43rd in voter registration and 48th in voting,” said Charles R. Dunlap, executive director of the Indiana Bar Foundation. “This educational model has been shown to increase civic participation, including voting rates, for students.”

The middle school competition will occur Saturday, December 17 from 10:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., and the high school competition will occur Sunday, December 18 from 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. More details may be found on the Foundation’s web site or by calling 317.269.2415.

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